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Steam Railway Cottage.
Steam Railway Cottage is a luxury holiday home. It is a two storey detached cottage which is adjacent to The Swanage Steam Railway in the heart of the town. It is ideally situated just a short level 500yds walk to the town centre and beach. Swanage is great for beaches, walking, rambling, cycling, countryside and much more.
The cottage can accommodate up to 6 people (max 4 adults) plus a baby and comprises of 3 bedrooms, the main has a king size double bed with an ensuite which has a walk in shower, the second bedroom also has a double bed and is adjacent to the family bathroom and the third bedroom has childrens bunk beds. The family bathroom has a bath with a shower over. There is another toilet on the ground floor. The kitchen has built in appliances including oven and gas hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. There is also a microwave, kettle and toaster. As you enter the cottage there is a dining area with table and six chairs. The lounge has a 40" flat screen LED Smart TV with freeview, iplayer etc. plus a DVD player with a selection of DVD’s. Also has free Wifi.
There is a courtyard garden. The cottage has it’s own integral garage for parking – parking space is at a premium in Swanage!
The cottage is double glazed throughout and has gas central heating and is an ideal place to stay throughout the year - it is ideal for families, walkers, cyclists, steam enthusiasts and children who love steam trains.
Swanage is the perfect choice for a traditional seaside holiday and is situated in the heart of the Purbeck Isles. Swanage is a lovely friendly resort that offers a warm welcome to everyone. It’s a perfect base from which to explore the idyllic villages of
Swanage is famous for it’s award winning sandy beach with it's clear unpolluted waters that has won the prestigious European 'Blue Flag' award on many occasions as well as the Tidy Britain Group's 'Seaside Award'. You can hire a deck chairs, boats and pedalos and enjoy the calm waters of the bay. There is also one of the last Punch and Judy shows that perform throughout the summer on the beach.
There are many cultural and musical activities year round - in the summer you have the July Jazz festival and in late July/early August - Carnival week. When spring comes you have the wonderful March Blues Festival, and in the Autumn, the September Folk Festival with October bringing the Purbeck Film festival. At Christmas Swanage hosts the Victorian fair, and there is a year round weekly market. Swanage is also famous for it’s New years street party.
The spectacular Swanage Regatta & Carnival (End of July) is the premium carnival on the South Coast - it is a packed programme of over 100 events for visitors to enjoy including; sailing, rowing, displays, fireworks, competitions, prizes for crabbing, fishing and sand castle building, treasure hunts, and in 2009 there will be a display by the amazing Red Arrows over Swanage bay.
Other festivals include;
Swanage Jazz Festival (mid July)
Swanage Folk Festival (first week September)
Swanage Blues & Roots Festival (first week October)
Purbeck Film Festival (mid October)
Purbeck Aware Festival - Culture, Heritage & Countryside (mid May - mid June)
Other activities in the area include;
Sailing, rowing, windsurfing, canoeing, kite surfing, fishing, walking, birdwatching, cycling, mountain biking, kite flying, horse riding and a popular resort for scuba diving and climbing.
Swanage pier has boat connections with Poole, Bournemouth, Isle of Wight and
Swanage Steam Railway is a major attraction and has a daily timetable that allows you to capture the golden age of steam. It offers magical steam train trips to Corfe Castle The railway has the Thomas The Tank Engine themed events for the little ones, so there is always something going on to entertain everyone. Christmas Santa trips are a must for children.
Marsh Boats from the quay do regular trips to Old Harry Rocks or
The West Country has an excellent climate - sunny in the summer and mild winters, with beautiful coastline and with easy access to other coasts such as
Studland peninsula, not just the superb main beaches - but
Arne Nature Reserve - estuary bird watching and deer.
Worth Matravers, small village with one of the oldest pubs in Dorset - The Square and Compass. Stonemasons competition held here every year.
Dorset is only two hours from
Walking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding, diving and sailing are all popular, with abundant wildlife, from dolphins to deer (frequently seen) and numerous unusual birds. The elusive puffins now feature in local advertising, but there are also yellow hammers, stonechats, peregrine falcons and all manner of water fowl and sea birds.
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